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it's been a rough commute for drivers on southbound 880. coming up, the latest on a big rig accident and the cleanup now underway. >> and a fire breaks out at an elementary school in los gatos
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overnight. the big question investigators still have and how that's impacting classes this morning. mornings on 2 continues. 7:00 on a gorgeous monday and welcome to mornings on 2. this picture though not so gorgeous as we widen out and show you traffic on southbound 880 in oakland right next to the coliseum. this is where a big rig jack-knifed early this morning. a hazmat situation followed. we'll have more on the traffic impact and why removing that truck made it complicated. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> i'm dave clark. we can handle our forecast. >> nice to see you. >> every one is back. >> mostly clear except for some patchy fog about the golden date south. neighboring areas around the san mateo down to monterey.
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after that, that's it. we have clear skies. looks nice here. 50s, 60s on your temps. already bouncing off the morning lows. santa rosa, 50s. san francisco with some patchy low clouds. 61. 66 at noon. go for a high of 71. same as yesterday. not much of a breeze. it was rip-roaring. looks like it will be on the increase as we head to tuesday and wednesday. system coming down out of the gulf of alaska. we'll get the cooler weather with that. we head toward midweek. today it's sunshine, 80s for some. 70s for others. my goodness, sal , you've had 108, you've had 880. >> this monday hasn't been perfect, steve, but if you want to look on the bright side things are getting a little bit better. there's a problem in oakland.
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southbound 880 near hagenberger road. there's kind of a tough cleanup to do. also we have a lot of slow traffic heading your way. >> as i mentioned, it's been a very rough commute for drivers on 880 this morning. behind me there are a couple things going on now. cal trans crews are working to fix the guard rail. there's also hazardous materials crews here work ing to clean up the oil spill. as we go to video now, this happened after 2:00 this morning. according to the chp the driver of the big rig told them that he fell asleep then crashed in to a guard rail and jack-knifed the lanes on southbound 880. luckily he was not hurt, no drivers hurt either. what made this complicated was approximately 30 to 40 gallons of fuel spilled in to the roadway. earlier chp said about
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20 gallons spilled but they upped it. traffic has certainly been backed up for miles as crews finish this damaged guard rail, clean up the fuel, which is a very tedious process. >> we're going to be doing some testing to find that out but right now we're focusing on the areas that we can see, the areas where we do know where the diesel and oil landed. on the hard surface we handle that with absorbent, throwing some type of kitty litter on top. we mix it with a broom, agitate it a little bit, then accumulate it and put it inside 55-gallon drums. >> that was a person from hazardous material response. crews had to physically hoist the field tank that came off the big rig. hazmat crews are using absorbent to dig up the dirt near the embankment to where they know the fuel spilled. as we take it back out here live, it's going to be a tedious process. still going to take some time.
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the primary concern is the traffic. just spoke with cal trans and they're sticking by the 7:30 a.m. timeframe on when all lanes are open. right now the slow lane is the only lane affected. crews say once they get some of this work done, getting some of this fuel out of the way, they can continue to work in the outside lane here. certainly it's going to take some time again. hopefully all lanes will be open around 7:30 this morning. i see a lot of cars taking the side routes to get to the airport. i'm sure that's a lot of concern for commuters. >> that's right. we do have an alternate route we can suggest, eastbound 80 to edwards. edwards does turn in to hagenberger and hagenberger will take you to the airport. let's take a look at the other commutes and talk about the commute in to san francisco and peninsula. westbound 92 looks okay. stalled vehicle there right past the toll plaza. a little bit of slow traffic but nothing major.
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highway 101 is open in burlingame. this is a look at highway 80. 20 to 25-minute delay at the pay gates. the traffic is going to be busy in contra costa. 680 down to 24, 24 is slow. westbound highway 4 is backed up almost all the way through from antioch to concord. there's a little stretch where it's okay but most of it is slow. on the peninsula it does look okay from san mateo to palo alto. highway 101 is open but there might be slowing in burlingame. it's 7:06. new this morning, classes are canceled at a middle and elementary school in los gatos after a fire there last night. firefighters aren't calling this fire suspicious just yet, are they? >> no, they aren't at all yet, but that's one of the questions we have for them. they weren't able to answer that yet. a fire investigator is here on the
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scene. he will say that it's strange for a fire to happen late at night at an empty school campus. the building that burned is in between loma prieta elementary school and ct english middle school. now that it's daylight, he's looking for evidence as to what caused this fire. this is what it looked like last night. this picture was tweeted by cal fire. the fire was called in about 11:00 last night by someone passing by on summit road. the building next to the gymnasium was fully engulfed in flames. about 55 firefighters from santa clara, scots valley and felton put it out. the gymnasium suffered significant smoke and water damage and the community center next to it is destroyed. that housed the sheriff's substation, a multipurchase room, and more. >> we've lost a lot of functionality. there's good
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news in that we didn't lose our schools. both are fully intact and functional. the building in the middle that burned was our community center and our gymnasium. we also lost an art classroom and music classroom. >> fire officials aren't saying yet whether or not the fire started on the inside or outside of the building but we're hoping to get more answers later in the day. there aren't any smoke alarms inside. somebody has to pull the alarm and that was not activated. there also wasn't a sprinkler system either because when this building was built, it wasn't required. firefighters are going to remain on scene. they want students and parents to stay away with all the work being done here. they're also worried about the smoke saying it may be toxic. school is closed for ct english middle school as well as loma prieta elementary school so the investigation can be done and that everybody will be is safe. >> rough start to the year. time 7:08. police in sacramento arrested two men on
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weapons charges after they used the periscope app to show off what they were doing. that social media app lets users stream live events. one man was seen live on that app driving a car while the other one fired shots. fortunately no one appears to have been hurt. police arrested damon batson and carlos gonzalez. police say they also seized a gun. police in south san francisco shot and injured a man they say pointed a rifle at a police officer. it happened yesterday morning about 9:30 near del monte and romney avenues after someone said they saw a man with a gun. a police officer responded and ordered that man to drop the weapon but instead according to police the man moved toward the officer holding a rifle. a neighbor who did not want us to show his face told us what he saw. >> police officers get on the ground, get on the ground, pop,
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he kept walking toward the police officers and they shot him once. >> the name of the man shot has not been released yet and we don't know his condition. no officers were hurt. time is 7:09. san francisco report edly spent $1.5 million to defend police chief greg suhr. the amount includes the $725,000 settlement that was paid to former police department attorney kelly o'hare. she said in 2011 going suhr fired her in retaliation for exposing his mishandling of domestic violence case. some pretty scary moments last night at oakland airport after two planes on the ground collided with each other. this instagram photo was posted by a
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passenger. he said it collided with another airplane that just landed. you can see a wing of the plane was chipped off. the plane reportedly was headed to orange county. those passengers were delayed. financial analysts around the world are expecting this to be another volatile week on the global market. taking a look rat wall street, it's been trading now for more than half an hour and the market index continues to drop. dow is down one full percent. s&p and nasdaq also down by more than 1%. earlier today china's shanghai index was down as much as 3%. before it closed it rebounded and finished with a loss of less than 1%. it was enough to make august the worst monthly performance in three years for many asian markets. european markets fell to end
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with their worst month in four years. muni unveiling plans for a new program. it's called muni forward. the goal is to improve routes and increase frequency all over the city. the agency plans to do this by adding 37 new buses but changes to city routes, that won't take place overnight. it will take some time to get that done. the program will make some of the changes on september 26. time is 7:12. a flash rer -- a flasher is on the loose in palo alto. >> but first, imagine spending one year inside that dome. no access outside. little internet. sibs people are doing it -- six people are doing it. >> we're looking at the mcarthur maze. traffic here doesn't look too bad. a little bit of spillage from the bay
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welcome back. it's 7:14. state lawmakers are expected to give final approval to ban all ivory sold in california. people who have ivory items would be given until july next year to sell them. after that violators could face a fine of up to $50,000. supporters of the measure say 96 elephants are killed every day for their tusks causing the african elephant population to shrink at an alarming rate. one of the young men who helped prevent the terrorist attack in france received a hero's welcome.
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talking about 23-year-old anthony sadler. see the standing ovation yesterday at shiloh baptist church. shiloh helped stop a gunman who was on a train bound for paris. >> i grew up in this neighborhood. i worship at this church, shiloh baptist. i've known the family many years. what anthony sadler did is no short of a miracle. >> anthony saddler is due to start his senior year at sacramento state university this week. his family says he's ready to get back to a normal life. 7:16. six people will be spending the next year living in a dome in hawaii to simulate what life would be like on mars. the group is working with nasa to see how isolation and confined spaces could affect astronauts. nasa says a trip to mars could take as long as three years. the men and women will
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be monitored with cameras and movement track ers. they'll have minimum internet access and will have to eat things like powdered cheese and tuna like the astronauts. they'll be allowed to go outside once a week to conduct experiments but they can only go outside wearing space suits. i think it's so funny they're in the middle of paradise essentially living in a bubble. sal, you've been in a bubble handling traffic. >> it's been slow starting off. we'll start off with highway 24 and this whole area. 24 is slow through lafayette. going to be slow in orenda and oakland. 680 is slow from concord to walnut creek. 84 is slow from antioch to bay point. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see traffic here is backed up for a 15 and 20-minute delay. many a little bit more because
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it's spilling out to the mcarthur way. 880 southbound is going to be busy. 880 southbound at hagenberger, one lane taken away for guard rail repair. southbound 680 dublin is going to be slow. 580 is slow through most of livermore. no major problems on vasco roads that chp is reporting. 7:17. we have rather quiet conditions here. a little bit of patchy fog has formed from san mateo coast. down toward monterey, maybe a little bit around the golden gate but other than that it's clear this morning. breeze really cranked up yesterday afternoon. had a dry system go through. although it did give a north wind to santa rosa. 90 degrees. first of all , you probably heard about tropical system erika giving torrential rain to florida. still rain around fort meyers. the heavier rain is in the
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carolinas. charleston, south carolina, 7 inches of rain. 50s on the temps. 60s, everyone is very, very close here. not a big spread although santa rosa, 52. oakland starting off, mostly clear. 68. we'll go 77 for a high today. a little bit above average. and san jose, inland temps seem to be running near average to slightly below. east san jose, closer to 84. delta breeze has backed off. south at concord. it's variable. water temps did come down at bodega bay and monterey. 32 up in truckee. 52, ukiah. much warmer down in monterey at 61 degrees. that's it for the fog. pretty quiet here. we are waiting for a system right there. by the way, the very first winter storm warning of
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the season was posted last week up at alaska. a little early in the season but we had our first one of the season, that winter storm warning. we hope there's some for the sierra coming up this month or maybe later on. but that system will give us a pretty good cool-down as we head toward wednesday. after that we start a little warmup. 60,000 people without power in vancouver. has a little punch. for us we'll get the cooler breezy conditions. hurricanes a plenty as we say out in the pacific. three for the first time in recorded history. three category 4 hurricanes. now category 3 kilo. that's away from the islands. ignacio and jimena moving away. the bulk of it is moving out of the area and heading north. we'll see where that moisture goes. some of that could recurve as it heads north. close enough to keep an
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eye on. patchy fog for the coast. i did see originally around the 9th we might get some rain. we'll see though. still too far off. 80s for some, 90s for others. 60s, 70s by the water but pretty mild. upper 80s, low 90s. these are close to near average. some areas slightly below, some a little bit above. certainly the water temps inside the bay are very warm. that allows anybody near there to stay rather mild. cooler in to wednesday and then looks like a rebound. nothing extreme as we head toward the weekend. >> i have to say saturday was crazy. first half of the day was gray and drizzling. i was like what is this? then second half of the day was perfection. >> got rid of that tropical feel we had on friday. time is now 7:21. for the first time in years there's been a spike in violent crime in one bay area city. in a few minutes we'll tell you what may be behind that sudden increase. >> for the parents of the tv
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news reporter shot and killed last week, they've got a new mission for their life. up next, the battle they're waging after that traging shooting.
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time now, 7:24. the parents of the television reporter shot and killed in virginia last week say they have a new mission in life. ending gun violence. the grieving parents of alison parker say they will not be intimidated by opponents of gun control. parker's faurfth says he's -- father says he's already been
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touched with other gun control advocates including mike kelly, husband of gabriel giffords who was shot in 2011. over the weekend an interfaith memorial service was held in roanoke, virginia for alison parker and photographer adam ward. it featured images of the two journalists at work and also at play. among those who spoke at the service was the general manager of their television station. >> a few hours in to wednesday, a reporter, i think it was one of mine asked me if i was angry. i thought about it for a moment and i said, yes, of course. i was angry at the miscreant. i was angry at the mental health system. i was angry over the easy access to weapons. i was angry about, well, being angry. i try not to be angry at god. >> adam ward and alison parker will be laid to rest this week. time is now 7:25. austria now inspecting trucks at its border with hungary after
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the bodies of 71 migrants were discovered last week. inspections have caused a 15-mile long traffic backup. those migrants were found suffocated inside a refrigeration truck parked inside a highway. five detected smugglers were detained. in greece the coast guard picked up 2500 migrants in dozens of search and rescue organizations over the weekend. some were brought to athens on this government chartered ferry. most are from syria and afghanistan. they tried to get away from war and poverty. >> [ indiscernible ] >> the recent flood of migrants from the middle east, africa, and asia is being called europe's most severe humanitarian crisis since world war ii. thousands of people
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have died trying to make the trip. six people were shot, including a young mother. the reward now being offered to help find the person responsible. >> plus, if your commute takes you along the peninsula, we have good news for you. highway 101 is back open in both directions this morning after an emergency closure overnight. we'll tell you about the electrical tower that was taken out. >> we have a new accident in oakland on northbound 880 right near the old problem at hagenberger. we'll talk about that. we'll also talk about some of the other commutes including a look at some of the bridges. >> going to be sunny for many today but temperatures look like they'll cool off the next few days. it's from virtually anywhere.rn of danger
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it's 7:30 on this monday, august 31st. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's talk about traffic. >> some bright sunshine. cooling off. not as humid as it was. had that system go by on saturday. by the way, gave some very good rain to the north coast. about an inch of rain in crescent city. we'll take that. we need it . that's a good start. clear though now except for some of that fog from about san francisco, sutro tower south. 50s, 60s, slow to rebound yet on these temps. the nights are getting a little longer so even though we warm up for some. 71, san francisco. a little bit above average. not much of a breeze and it's variable. that's it for the fog. it will be on the move over the next couple of days. system coming out of the gulf of
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alaska is going to give us a cool-down. lots of sunshine. nice, mild, warm . a little breezy at times. anywhere from 60s, 70s, 80s to a few low 90s. sal, you've been dancing since 4:00 this morning here. >> it's been a rough one. and it's rough for the commuters out there. i want to give you an update on interstate 880. southbound 880 at hagenberger. we have the right lane taken away because of guard rail repair. they're cleaning up a diesel spill on the slew here right in front of the coliseum. southbound traffic is slow. they said they were going to be done by 7:30. southbound traffic is backed up from at least high street now. on the other side of the freeway, northbound 880 nearby there is a crash northbound south of hagenberger blocking lanes. if you're coming up from san leandro, i can show it to you.
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northbound 880 just between 98th and hagenberger, there's a crash that's taken away a couple lanes here coming up from san leandro. obvious alternate is 580. 580 is doing pretty well from san leandro in to oakland. let's talk about 580 in livermore. very slow. 680 is very slow out of pleasanton. this whole commute in the trivalley is not doing so well. the southbound is jammed up. all very slow as you get in to the valley. that's because of earlier accidents there as well. quickly to the toll plaza, that's backed up for a 25-minute delay. 7:33, drivers now have access to a stretch of highway 101 that was shut down this weekend after high voltage power lines came crashing down on the road. there are still closures you should be aware of. alex savage is live in burlingame with the latest.
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>> the broadway overpass that goes over highway 101 here in burlingame remains closed but i was told by pg&e they've wrapped up all their repair work out here and they're planning to reopen this overpass here in just about an hour and a half or so. so crews were out here and they had the freeway shut down overnight until about 4:00. they were replacing this large electrical tower that came crashing down in a construction accident. they were putting in temporary poles this morning. take a look at video from overnight. it just reopened at 4:00 this morning. it had been shut down since 10:00 last night. this was the second closure of the weekend and it was all because of an accident friday night. power lines came crashing down in to the roadway. according to pg&e, it was a cal trans contractor who plowed an excavator in to this large tower that supports high voltage power lines. it was working on a new
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overpass here. thankfully no one hurt in the accident. only a few cars or damage. but the roadway initially had to be shut down for 17 hours following that incident and then it was shut down again last night as crews continued to work on those down lines and the repairs. >> a job of this magnitude certainly requires personnel, equipment, vehicles. so that's part of the work that we have conducted here in burlingame. we certainly understandilities been an inconvenience to bay area drivers and residents in the bay area. we've been working around the clock as safely and quickly as possible to ensure we could get service back to normal as possible with this temporary solution. >> pg&e was able to reroute prour around this particular area so there were no blackouts or outages nearby. the freeway 101 back open in both directions. the broadway overpass and broadway exits and
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onramps are still closed at this time although again as we bring you back out here live, we just got an update from pg&e, they've finished all their repair work. the onramps will reopen to the public just about an hour and a half from now. also we should pointed out that they've put a temporary fix in place here. temporary power poles have been put in place but they'll need a more permanent solution. that work will be done in the coming weeks and remains to be seen if that will require another freeway closure. time is now 7:36. for the second time in less than a week, police in palo alto are warning about a flasher. allie rasmus says the most recent incident happened in a downtown parking garage. >> the most recent incident happened friday evening in this parking garage. the city garage on high street in palo alto and police say on friday evening a woman in her 30s was walking to
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her car here when she noticed a man following her. the man stopped following her when she got to the stairwell. the woman got to her car and drove off but she drove a couple blocks south on high street. she pulled over to program her gps. that's when police say the man knocked on her window, pulled down his pants, exposing himself to her. the woman screamed, drove off and called police. he's described as being in his 20s, light skin, medium length hair. this is the second incident in palo alto in the past week. tuesday there was an incident on monroe park. the victim in that case was a woman who had been walking her dog. the description of the suspect in that case is slightly different. that man apparently had olive complexion and dark curly hair, described as being in his 20s. police are investigating whether the two incidents are connected. i had a chance to talk to police this morning. they said what's
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particularly interesting is that the man paid attention to what kind of car the woman was driving so he could walk and follow her on foot and flash himself to her. so police are trying to get to the bottom of this. they'd like anyone who may have information about these two incidents to contact them. allie rasmus, ktvu fox 2 news. time is 7:38. this morning oakland police are busy investigating several shootings after a violent weekend. six people were shot in the city between saturday night and early yesterday morning. police say they don't think the shootings are related. in one instance the 29-year-old mother was killed. police say jessica anderson was shot during an attempted robbery as she was getting in to a car right in front of her home. she's able to drive half a mile before she died. she leaves by a 2-year-old daughter. >> you need to do something beforehand, before we get to the point of young people losing their life. so we just kind of get fed up and say it's time for
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us to change. >> a $20 ,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of anderson's killer. police in richmond say violent crimes are on the rise there this year. 12 homicides have been reported since january. that's twice as many as this time last year. robberies are up 21%, shootings are up 17%. police partly blame the spike on the transfer of nonviolent criminals from state prisons to local jails. and also the reclassification of many drug crimes as misdemeanors. they also say two gangs are feuding. the richmond police department is trying to hire more officers. time is 7:29. the death of kate steinle in san francisco has prompted some bay area counties to change their policies on cooperating with immigration authorities. francisco lopez-sanchez, the had undocumented immigrant accused of shooting steinle, had been released from jail in san francisco without notifying sanction authorities under the
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city policy. according to the san jose mercury news, in the two months since kate steinle's death, four bay area counties have now agreed to notify i.c.e. when undocumented inmates are going to be released. alameda, contra costa, san mateo and marin counties. and today in santa clara county there will be a public meeting talking about the possibility of changing the policy there as well. later today, a federal appeals court will hear arguments about whether california's death penalty violates the constitution. last year a federal judge ruled the death penalty is an unfair and dysfunctional system because of unpredictable delays. the judge also said inmates never know if or when they might be executed, which the judge called cruel and unusual punishment. kamala harris appealed that ruling. since 1978 only 13 of the nine people septembernceed to --
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sentenced to die in california. in 15 minutes, what we're learning about the suspect as he heads to court today. >> first though heavy flooding in florida because of tropical storm erika. the conditions there that have some people using boats to get around their neighborhoods. >> good morning. we're looking at the south bay commute. you can see that traffic is a little bit slow on 237 as you drive in to the valley. we'll tell you more about that coming up. >> about 10 minutes ago i told you it was a quiet monday. it's still quiet but looks nice. we'll see what's in store for the rest of the week. take a look at these bbq best cracked pepper sauce...
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mi'm a lineman here in oakland. day in, day out, a large part of what we do is about providing reliable power to our customers. pg&e is dedicated to the community. i love working here because this is my home. oakland is my home. this is where i'm raising my children so it's important to me to make sure my family and friends have the power and energy that we provide. this is very personal to me. it makes me work a lot harder knowing that this is my community. together, we're building a better california. welcome back to mornings on
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2. time, 7:43. president obama is heading out this morning to a three-day trip to alaska. last time the president officially renamed north america's tallest mountain, mount mckinley, to its traditional native alaskan name, denali. the people of alaska, they continued to call the mountain denali and have lobbied for an official name change for years. the president will be calling for action on climate change during an environmental summit in alaska. wednesday president obama will become the first sitting president to visit the alaskan arctic. time is 7:44. in florida some people are dealing with heavy flooding after tropical storm erika blew through. people in palm beach say they've never seen waves so big. yesterday the relentless tide
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and strong winds caused parts of the beach to collapse. in st. august dozens of streets are still flooded. in southwest florida people are using boats to get around. to top it all off, more rain is expected in florida through the first part of the week. some areas could see as much as 4 more inches of rain. caroline in new port richey with a look at what's happening there. >> good morning. that's what we're hearing for this area, probably 2 to 4 inches. could go up to 8 inches in spots. that's a lot of rain for anyone to absorb. especially if your front yard looks like this. because of the heavy rains, historic rains in july and august. this is what this front yard looks like. the lake is supposed to start about 75 yards that way. instead it's taken over yards all up and down pasco county. you can see we have ducks enjoying the water. we were also told a 9-foot gator
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was pulled out of the yard last week. some copper heads also coming in and feasting on some of the trapped fish. any extra we get, any extra rain, 2 inches, 4 inches is going to bring the flood levels higher. >> did you get a sense that a lot of people evacuated ahead of erika? and if so, looks like they might have a tough time making their way back home due to these flooded roads. >> yes. in our area here and most of pasco county it looks like they'll be able to get home. i'm looking at the road up here and it is pretty dry. certainly other parts of the state have already had that flash flooding. what we're looking forward to here is tuesday, wednesday. what will happen. if that rain comes in and the rivers rise as it goes downstream it could make it much more difficult for everyone here. >> let's talk about people trying to get life back together. looks like schools are open and there is some business as usual aspect of
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things? >> that's true. pasco county where we're standing right now they do have schools open. they are certainly used to hurricanes here. they know how to bounce back quickly. but here in florida they haven't had a major hurricane make a direct hit on florida in the last 10 years. but they still know their stuff. the emergency operations crews were activated over the weekend getting folks through, having those emergency areas. so life is definitely getting back to normal. a little slower though than they would like because this is what we already have on the grounds in addition to the coming rains. >> caroline shively live for us this morning. thank you. may not look like much here but hawaii is preparing for two hurricanes headed its way. hurricane ignacio is moving closer to the big island. there's a high surf warning along with strong winds. that storm is expected to weaken to a tropical storm before getting closer to the islands. the storm behind ignacio, jimena
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could stay strong longer. it has 150-mile-per-hour winds but not posing any threat to land if it stays on the current course. time is 7:47. you've heard of grumpy cat. grumpy cat will soon leave a permanent mark here in the bay area. the viral internet star will become a wax figure in san francisco. the museum posted this video you're looking at showing grumpy cat. he looks grumpy getting measured. sorry, her. for her new wax figure. the wax figure will be automated, feature five different movements including purring, closing her eyes and simply falling asleep. and whatever she wants. >> i've done all three of those. time is 7:48. let's run over to sal. it's been a bear. traffic in oak land has been rough this morning. >> it sure has. now there are a couple of problems here. southbound 880, the right lane taken away at the airport near hagenberger because of an
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earlier crash. southbound 880, right lane still taken away as they clean up the diesel spill and also repair guard rail. sound traffic is backed up from at least high street, just down the road there is a crash, northbound 880 that they're clearing from, the lanes. that has traffic backed up out of san leandro. so both directions of the freeway are not doing very well at all and that really has things messed up in both directions. you might want to think about using 580. let's talk about the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see that's backed up for a 25-minute delay before you make it on to the span. san jose and the valley, a lot of slow traffic. look at all the red on this map here. you can see traffic is very slow. 101 is basically solid from yerba buena up in to mountain view. 85 and 280, this is kind of a bad commute. 237 is slow. if you're driving to the valley, watch for that. southbound 880 is backed up from hayward all the way down to milpitas. southbound 680 is a real mess coming out of
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pleasanton. we have a lot of slow traffic on this monday. 7:49. let's go to steve. >> we do have mostly clear skies here. not much of a breeze though it may pick up a little bit later. pretty good robust breeze yesterday. really kind of scoured things out. santa rosa picked up a north wind. that shot them up to 90 degrees. the breeze is far less than it was. back to florida, things are much better now. you don't think the humidity will be too bad after everything calms down? >> no, no. >> there's still some rain down around fort meyers. the system is moving north. charleston has had almost 7 inches of rain. so there's still a lot of rain there but at least it's a system that's now weakened considerably and moved out of the florida area. in fact it was so strong, it's not allowing my system to move here. [ laughter ] i think we're stuck here. >> it's humidity, steve. >> i
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time is 7:54. new this morning, police in thailand have released photos of a woman and man suspects in a deadly bombing two weeks ago. they showed a photo from the woman's thai
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identification card. a man had stacks of passports along with bomb making materials. the killing at the shrine killed 20 people and injured 120 others. the man accused of gunning down a houston sheriff's deputy is expected to be charged with capital murder today. a prayer walk for darren goforth drew hundreds of people yesterday. authorities say they don't know a motive for the deadly shooting that happened friday. they say there's no evidence the suspect, 30-year-old shan miles, knew the deputy. the harris county sheriff says investigators believe goforth may have been targeted because of his uniform. >> i've been in law enforcement 45 years. i don't recall another incident this cold blooded and cowardly. >> authorities say the suspect has a criminal record. he lived just blocks away from the gas station where the shooting happened. time is now 7:55. they called him the horror maestro. wes craven, horror movie
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director, has died. wes craven was known for his work on movies like "a nightmare on elm street," house on the left. he died yesterday at his home in los angeles. he had brain cancer. he leaves behind a wife, a son, a daughter and a step daughter. wes craven was 76 years old. on a lighter note, a baseball team from japan won the little league world series and they had to mount a big comeback against a team from pennsylvania to do it. japan was trailing eight runs in the 1st inning. after a grand slam home run and a three-run homer, gave pennsylvania a 10-2 lead but japan stormed back. they tied the game at 10 and took the lead with a three-run homer in the 3rd. no team in little league world series has ever come back from an eight-run deficit. japan won the game 18-11.
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7:56. things take a violent turn on periscope. the shooting that was streamed live on the social media app. >> good morning. we're looking at still kind of a big delay here on 880 southbound because of this guard rail repair and environmental cleanup. we'll tell you what happened and how long they're likely to be out there fixing this problem. >> last day of august and a very quiet weather pattern but there are signs of a pretty good cool-down.
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good morning, everybody. it has been
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a mess for commuters on 880 near oakland. coming up, the crash that caused it and the latest on when all lanes are going to reopen. >> plus, no school today at a los gatos elementary school. classes have been canceled because of this. an overnight fire damaged the school and we'll tell you what fire investigators are still doing at this hour. good morning and welcome to mornings on 2. this is a live look at what's happening on southbound 880 in oakland, very close to the coliseum. one lane is still closed after a big rig jack-knifed early this morning. >> ktvu's brian flores is out there as the workers are working live. he'll have more on why traffic has been affected and why removing that truck may be really, really complicated. so stay tuned. it is monday morning, august 31st. i'm dave clark. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. let's see if we need to get you out the door with a jacket or tank
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top. >> looks pretty mild, warm. 70s, 80s after everything is squds done. -- after everything is said and done. a little bit of fog. starting to decrease a little bit. there's still a little layer there. i don't think it stands as much of a chance. looks sunny, 71 in san francisco today. some of that fog going down the coast. it will be back tonight and tomorrow. 50s, 60s, almost 70 in brentwood. a lot of upper 50s, low to mid 60s. not a big spread or difference here. not a big delta breeze either. breeze will pick up a little bit later. system on the north is on its way to a big cool-down. sunshine, nice, warm, except a little bit of that patchy fog. breezy at times. not as bad as yesterday. 80s for most of the interior. 70s around the bay. sal , you want to stick with 880? >> have to. it's one of those things where southbound 880 as
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you approach hagenberger. traffic in both directions has been slow. traffic is going to be busy from high street. let's go to brian flores. they originally said they were going to be gone by 7:30. >> the delay right now is that they're waiting for the hazardous materials crew to finish their cleaning up of the diesel spill that spilled from an earlier big rig accident. they say once that's done, cal trans can work on the shoulder. at least one lane on southbound 880 near hagenberger closed from the time being. as we go to video now, this all happened after 2:00 this morning. according to chp, the driver of the big rig told them he fell asleep behind the wheel and then crashed in to a guard rail. luckily he was not hurt. no other drivers were hurt either. what made this more complicated was the fact that 30 to 40
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gallons of diesel fuel spilled on to the roadway and possibly in to a nearby slew. chp earlier said 25 gallons but that was updated by hazmat crews an hour ago. in any case, the big rig was removed about two and a half hours ago but traffic has been backed up for miles really all morning long as crews fix a damaged guard rail and clean up the fuel which is obviously a tedious process. >> we're going to be doing some testing to find that out but right now we're focusing on the areas that we do know where the diesel and oil landed. on the hard surface we handled that with absorbent, pretty much throwing some type of kitty litter on top. we mix it up with a broom, we agitate it a little bit then accumulate and put it inside 65-gallon drums. >> hazmat crews had to physically hoist up a fuel tank that came up the big rig. hazmat crews are using absorbent
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to soak up the fuel and stirring up the dirt near the embankment. that's a tedious process as we mentioned. this is the gas tank that came off the big rig truck from earlier this morning. it's still going to take some time for crews to clean this up and fix the guard rail. in terms of traffic that's the main concern right now. cal trans says it's going to be another 30 minutes until all lanes are going to be reopened. what they're waiting on is for these hazmat crews to finish their cleaning process. once they get the go-ahead on when they're going to be all clear, then cal trans can work on fixing the guard rail which is also going to take a lot of time, several hours in fact. but they can do that work really from the shoulder. the main concern obviously is getting all the lanes open. that's going to be at least another 30 minutes. if you're headed toward the airport, that's a big concern especially for southbound commuters on 880. you're keeping an eye on the traffic this morning. what are some of
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the alternatives for the commuters? >> you could use eastbound 580 to edwards. edwards goes down the hill and turns in to hagenberger road. eastbound 580 is in decent shape getting out to edwards. westbound 580 is not doing well. neither is 880. let's go to the maps. when you see red that means traffic is at 25 miles per hour or less. and there's a lot of less here on the road. 580, 880, 880 had an earlier crash headed up from san leandro. look at all that slow traffic. while we're in the east bay you think 880 is taking all of it. not really. 580 has been a huge mess. it is backed up from the altamont pass straight out from pleasanton. southbound 680 is slow. that's because of earlier issues there as well. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. that's backed up for a 25-minute delay getting in to san francisco. this is really like the back to
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school, back to work, no more vacations. we're going to have a holiday coming up and that may make things better. san mateo bridge, moderately heavy. there is a new development from los gatos about the story we've been talking about all morning. classes are canceled because of an overnight fire. the latest update from the firefighters. what are they saying? >> a fire investigator has been surveying the scene. we talked to the division chief and they're telling us this fire appears to be suspicious. the fire investigator has been paying close attention to the burn pattern you see on the community center building next store to loma prieta elementary school. it's the community center. what they're saying is that some sort of trash receptacle was there and it caught on fire. they're not sure if it was intentionally set
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or if this was accidental. let's go to new video of what it looks like inside the community center that was destroyed in the fire. this building was the main hub of the mountain community. there were music, dance, pilates classes held here. it's located right next to the school gymnasium which suffered smoke and water damage. the building is located on summit road about 3 miles away from highway 17 in los gatos. someone saw the fire at 11:00 last night and called 911. by the time firefighters arrived, the flames were through the roof. about 55 firefighters worked to put it out. fire officials advised the superintendent that it was best to close both loma prieta elementary school and ct english middle school for the day. >> we want to keep the school closed just for today so we can have a look around and see what the damage is. there's still a lot of smoke here. i don't think the air conditions are good for having students. we have a lot of cleanup to do.
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we're going to have a lot of trucks coming in and out and moving things. this will be a good time to do that without the kids on campus. >> firefighters are going to remain on scene through the day to salvage what they can. the fire investigator will also stay here collecting what evidence he can to officially determine a cause. there are surveillance cameras on the building. they're hoping that footage was preserved. we're told a lot of people frequent the parking lot area. kids use it to learn how to drive. people have been seen doing donuts here in the past. the superintendent didn't know if anyone was here last night trying to be malicious. back out here live we were just approached by a young man who was the person who actually called in the fire. you said you used to attend school here. what did you see? >> i was driving on summit and the first thing i saw was the orange glow of the flames. i thought i was losing my mind. but when i came up here just to be safe i saw flames on the roof. and the first thing i did
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was call the fire department. need firefighters right away, please. >> how does it make you feel to see this and knowing they don't know if it was accidental? >> i'm still shaking. i'm a little -- i'm really upset and i'm scared. because what if there were kids in there? what would i have done to save those kids. but gladly there wasn't. >> it's tough. >> i'm speechless because this is my favorite school when i was a little kid. a lot of good memories here, made a lot of friends here. it's sad to see why would anyone do that to our school and community? we don't need anymore fires up here. we've had enough fires up here that destroyed homes and other properties and pretty much burning down our homes. we don't need that. >> thank you so much. and again, fire officials stress they are not sure if this fire was intentionally set or if it was accidental. did somebody throw a cigarette in to that trash can? at this point they just don't know. it's too early in the investigation. and that's why they're going to spend most of the day here doing
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that, collecting the evidence and again, salvaging what they can from the damage inside this building. time now, 8:09. police in sacramento arrested two men on weapons charges after they used the periscope app to show off what they were doing. that social media app lets users stream live events. investigators say one man was seen live on that app driving a car while the other one fired shots. fortunately it seems no one was hurt. based on those images, sacramento police arrested 28-year-old damon batson and 25-year-old carlos gonzalez. police say they also seized a gun. time is 8:10. police in south san francisco shot and injured a man who they say pointed a rifle at a police officer. this happened yesterday morning about 9:30 near del monte and romney avenues after someone said they saw a man with a gun. a police officer responded and ordered the man to drop the weapon, but
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instead they say the man moved toward the officer holding a rifle. a neighbor who didn't want to show his face told us what he saw. >> police officers get on the ground, get on the ground, drop the weapon. get on the ground. pop. he kept walking toward the police officers. and they shot him once. when it was over, i said i'm glad the police officer husband to courage to do what they did. >> the name of the man who was shot. we know no officers were hurt. time is 8:11. pretty scary moments last night at oakland airport. two planes on the ground collided with each other. this instagram photo was posted by one of the passengers who said the southwest airlines flight he was on was pushing back from the gate when it collided with another southwest plane that had just landed and was headed toward the terminal. you can see the wing of the plane is chipped off. the plane reportedly was headed to orange county. those passengers were delayed a bit. no injuries have been reported. financial analysts around
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the world are expecting this to be another volatile week on the global market. wall street has been trading now for about 90 minutes and right now u.s. stocks are down across the board. you see the dow jones is down by almost .8% and looking at the s&p 500, they're down by about the same fraction of 1 point. around the world markets have been down today. earlier today china's shanghai index was down but it rebounded and finished with a loss of less than 1%. it was enough to make august the worst monthly performance in three years for many asian markets. european markets fell to end with their worst month in four years. time is 8:12. still ahead, it was a violent weekend in oakland. coming up at 8:30, several shootings police are investigating right now including one where a young mother was killed. but first -- >> she was happy to see us as
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we were happy to see her. >> rescued after nine days lost in the sierra. up next, you'll meet the local teenager who played a big role in finding this missing hiker. >> we have a lot of slow traffic in the east bay complicated by a crash of a big rig that really made a mess of things on 880. we'll take a look at the eastbound commute, not doing well on a monday. >> lots of sunshine. parts of the san mateo coast, maybe in the city a little bit of fog. changes by tuesday and wednesday.
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welcome back. it's 8:15. the marin county search team who helped find a woman lost for nine days in the sierra are now back. >> i heard a whistle and at first couldn't really believe my ears. then i heard it again. >> that's colby, only 15 years old and he's an important part of the marin county search and rescue team. he was the first to hear miyukey harwood's distress whistle. harwood was in a remote canyon 700 feet below. >> she was happy to see us as we were happy to see her. she's a bit emotional when we first arrived on scene.
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i was a little emotional because it was a really important thing for us to have found her. >> extremely grateful to finally have been found. there's no words to express how your presence can change someone's life in an instant. >> good work. harwood was separated from her hiking group. she became stranded after she fell and broke her leg. she had no food or water but did have a water filter and managed to crawl to a creek where she used that filter to drink. harwood is recovering in the hospital. time is 8:17. she was just here in the bay area performing, now taylor swift has won the mtv video of the year award for her hit song "bad blood." that's nicki minaj with her.
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full of entertainment and a lot of drama. miley cyrus exposed one of her breasts during the live broadcast last night. and kanye west is also getting a lot of attention for a rambling speech he made. >> i don't understand how they get five people who work their entire life, one sold records, sold concert tickets to come stand on a carpet and for the first time in their life be judged on the chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser. >> they'll start taking that mic away from him. kanye said he's going to run for president in 2020. and he apologized to taylor swift. remember he took away her microphone in 2009. you saw him there give taylor a nice big hug yesterday evening.
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>> it's all about generating buzz. as you know, all these artists want to be the one we talk about the day after. >> and we did. >> talked about a lot of these people. [ laughter ] i watched a little bit of it and then i said, you know, i should probably go to bed. good morning, everybody. we are looking at abed commute today. it is just awful in the east bay. we're going to start off with 880, one of the reasons why it's bad looks like they're still blocking the right lanes, southbound 880 north of hagenberger as they do environmental cleanup and also have to fix the guard rail. looks like they're going to be out there for the rest of the morning commute and southbound traffic is slow. northbound traffic is also very slow in the area. let's go to the other part of the eastbound. 580 is jammed solid from the altamont pass to the 680 interchange. 680 heading south is backed up out of pleasanton almost down to fremont. 880 is slow from at
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least 92 down to milpitas and in the south bay we have a lot of slow traffic on the freeways. this is a look at the san mateo bridge. that traffic is moderately heavy heading out to the high rise. you're not seeing any good commutes on this monday. >> sal, you've been very busy. since 4:00 this morning. we have a first here in weather. our weather looks nice. very quiet this week, end of august in to early september. but the pacific and now the atlantic are just going crazy. first of all, a little haze around the edge. fog about san francisco, san mateo coast. say hello to hurricane fred off the cape verde islands. this is the first time ever, the earliest formation of a hurricane in the atlantic in the tropics. you don't get hurricane warnings in the cape verde islands. very, very rare to see this. i think the last time this even happened
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was 1892. hurricane fred, a record. we had the remains of erika give torrential rain to florida. things have calmed down considerably. it is moving up the carolina coast and charleston has had about seven inches of rain today. that's heading toward the northeast. back here we have some fog and that's about it. 50s and 60s, near 70 for some. temperatures look like they'll be near seasonal averages. there's not much of a delta breeze at all. south at concord. west southwest at oakland. the fog will be on the increase the next couple of days. moisture streaming off hurricane ignacio off the hawaiian islands is roaring. heading south of l.a., more toward san diego. our focus is on a system coming out of the gulf of alaska which will give us a big cool-down by wednesday. hurricane ignacio, jimena. we also had kilo. first time ever three category 4
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hurricanes at the same time in the same basin. the good news though is it looks like ignacio and probably jimena will move north. now category 3, kilo. then you have ignacio, then jimena. they've weakened a little bit but the pacific seems to be churning out the hurricanes or typhoons. 150 miles per hour on jimena, category 4. it appears the track will be to the north of the hawaiian islands and water temps south of oahu and hawaii are about 84 degrees. really warm there. i'm not surprised we're seeing a lot of pacific hurricanes here. the water has been really warm. so far the good news though is staying north of the island. you'll find some 90s, same 70s to 90s from alameda to brentwood, toward gilroy. downtown san jose, 80. 78 in santa cruz.
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60s, 70s, then 80s on the peninsula. this is it for august. then a cooler pattern for the first couple of days in september. then looks like quiet but a little warmer toward the weekend. time is now 8:22. this is a wild story. a mother leaves her baby in a shopping cart and drives home. >> i thought the whole time he was in my car. >> we'll tell you what she's now saying as prosecutors decide whether they're going to hit her with child endangerment charges. >> tom brady is back in court. that means this infamous sketch and the artist who drew it will have another chance.
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8:25. new this morning this could be the final stretch in the deflate-gate scandal. tom brady and the commissioner roger goodell arrived at the new york federal court earlier this morning. the nfl players association is asking a judge to void brady's four-game suspension. the league concluded he conspired with patriots ball handlers to deflate footballs in the afc championship game. the judge has been urging both sides to settle here but if there is no settlement he said he hopes to decide the case by friday. and who could forget this sketch from the last time brady was in court? the drawing was
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mocked online saying the depiction looked more like e.t. or lurch from the adam's family. she later apologized and today says she plans to focus on brady himself instead of sketching a wider shot with more people in it. 8:26. there will be another shutdown of the transbay tube. trains will stop running between san francisco and oakland just after midnight on friday they'll resume running again 4 a.m. tuesday, september 8th. the crews out there will continue to track maintenance work they started during the first closure at the beginning of august. there will be bus service across the bay bridge from the 19th street b.a.r.t. station in oakland to the temporary transbay terminal in san francisco. san francisco bay ferry is adding service during that closure. we're tracking a spike in violent crime in one east bay
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city. we talk about the three things police say are causing a rise in homicides and robberies. >> a flasher on the loose in palo alto. the recent incident in the parking garage that has police on high alert. ♪ ♪
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welcome back to mornings on 2. it's 8:30. >> steve paulson has been busy working hard in his office preparing this forecast. >> truth be told i've been looking at long range models. they do show el nino signatures. >> don't want to jinx it.
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>> sure feels like it, a lot of parallels to 1997-98, that's for sure. we'll see though. we do have mostly clear skies, a little bit of fog on the san mateo coast. a dry front went through but not that much in the way of cooler air this morning. it will lose out here. 74 in brentwood which is 10 warmer. 60s on the coast. few 50s holding on. san francisco, some of that patchy fog. someone degrees. not much of a breeze yet but we do expect that to pick up. it's variable, all over the place. system dropping down out of gulf of alaska will give us a pretty good cool-down but not till wednesday. patchy fog, parts of the coast. 80s, low 90s. 70s for others.
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880, 101, we're starting with 101. they've both been a problem. the stretch of highway 101 that was shut down after high voltage power lines came crashing down on the roadway is now reopened. but the broadway on and off ramps are still closed as pg&e crews work to put a temporary fix in place. they're expected to reopen around noon. the freeway reopened around 4 a.m. this morning after being shut down at 10 p.m. last night. it's all because of an accident on friday night when according to pg&e a cal trans contractor accidentally knocked down a tower while working on a new overpass. >> we certainly understand it's been an inconvenience to bay area drivers and residents in the area. but again, we've been working around the clock as safely and quickly as possible to ensure we could get service as back to normal as possible. >> luckily no one was hurt in the accident and only a few cars
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were damaged. because power has been rerouted, there haven't been any blackouts or outages. in the coming weeks more work will be done to replace temporary power poles with a new tower. that could mean another shutdown. let's go to live pictures now. 880 southbound. we still have some closure here at hagenberger because of an earlier truck crash. they also have to repair the guard rail. there was environmental damage as well. the right lane has been closed for the entire commute. nornd traffic is also super slow -- northbound traffic is also super slow because of earlier issues. if i show you a map of the area you can see 580, 880 slow. 680 slow out of pleasanton. 80 westbound slows almost from highway 4 in a solid line to berkeley. this has been not a good monday at all. bay
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bridge toll plaza jam packed today. getting a little bit better getting in to san francisco, but getting there this morning is going to take you a while. 833. let's go back to the desk. this morning police in palo alto are warning people about yet another flashing incident. the second one in less than a week. ktvu fox 2's allie rasmus. police aren't sure if one man is responsible for both incidents. >> that's the question palo alto police are trying to figure out. they're hoping the public can get some answers on it. let's start with the most recent indecent exposure incident. that one happened over on high street. a woman in her 30s around 8:30 friday night was walking to her car at that garage when she noticed a man following her. the man stopped following her when she got up to the stairwell. she thought that was the end of it but a couple blocks away from that parking garage she pulled over to
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program her gps and that's when police say the man came out of nowhere, knocked on the window of her car, and pulled his pants down exposing himself to her. the woman screamed, drove off and called police but she did get a good look at the man and provided police with this description. the man is described as being in his 20s with light to fair skin. about 5'8" tall with medium length brown hair and a medium build. >> we always get people who say flashings are so common. when i was a kid, i was flashed. why do people even call the police? we don't like to hear that way of thinking. this is illegal behavior. it's criminal behavior. it's behavior that may potentially escalate for someone some day. >> on tuesday there was another indecent exposure incident in palo alto. the victim in that case was a woman walking her dog at monroe park. the description of the suspect in that incident
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is different. the had man apparently had olive skin, darker complexion and dark curly hair. that indecent exposure incident happened in the afternoon and police say the guy was on a bike. police aren't sure if the same person is responsible for both incidents. anyone who notices anything suspicious in the area of that parking garage on high street should call police. this morning oakland police are investigating several shootings after a violent weekend. six people were shot in that city between saturday night and early yesterday morning. police say they don't think the shootings are related. a 29-year-old mother was killed in one of the shootings. police say jessica anderson was shot during an attempted robbery as she was getting in to a car in front of her home on her way to a concert. she was able to drive about half a mile before she died. she leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. >> we need to do something beforehand, before we get to the point of young people losing their life and so we just kind
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of get fed up and say that it's time for us to change. >> a $20,000 reward is being offered this morning for information that leads to the arrest of anderson's killer. police in richmond say violent crimes are on the rise there. 12 homicides have been reported since january. that's twice as many as this time last year. robberies are up 21%. shootings are up 17%. police partly blame the spike on the transfer of nonviolent criminals from state prisons to local jails, and also the reclassification of many drug crimes to misdemeanors. they also say two gangs are feuding. the richmond police department is trying to hire more officers. time is 8:11. -- 8:37. the shooting death of kate steinle has prompted some cities to change policies about cooperating with immigration authorities. the undocument ed immigrant accused of shooting steinle had been released from jail in san francisco without
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immigration authorities being notified under the city sanctuary policy. previously all bay area counties had similar policies, but according to the san jose mercury news, in the two months since steinle's death, four bay area counties have now agreed they will notify immigration authorities when undocumented immigrants are about to be released. those counties are alameda, contra costa, san mateo, and marin counties. today in santa clara a public meeting will be held to talk about the possibility of changing the policy there as well. later today a federal appeals court will hear arguments over whether california's death penalty violates the constitution. the last year a federal judge ruled the death penalty is an unfair and dysfunctional system because of unpredictable delays. the judge said inmates never know if or when they might be executed, which the judge called cruel and unusual punishment. state attorney general kamala harris appealed that ruling.
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since 1978 only 13 of the 900 people sentenced to die in california have actually been executed. time is 8:38. at least six inmates at san quentin prison have been diagnosed with legionnaires' disease. the first inmate was diagnosed on wednesday. prison officials say 51 other inmates were also showing symptoms. in an effort to control the situation, officials are limiting water use, bringing in boxed meals, confining inmates to their cells, using port-a-potties and also canceling inmate visitation. new this morning, if you see or smell smoke today near alameda point, don't be worried. it's part of fire training. the alameda fire department will be conducting a live fire training in a control burn room. the training started about 30 minutes ago. it will end about 5:00 tonight. imagine spending a whole year inside a dome. no access to the outside, very little internet, not very good food.
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six people are doing it. we'll talk about the important mission behind this experiment. >> it was downgraded to a tropical storm, but erika still hitting florida with torrential rain and there are some serious risks and warnings to talk about. >> still looking at really terrible commute when it comes to almost all over the bay. that includes interstate 80. we'll tell you more about how slow it is coming down in to berkeley. >> we're off to a sunny start for most here in the last day of august. it looks nice but we do have changes.
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8:43. happening now, the man suspected of gunning down a houston sheriff's deputy is making his first court appearance. a prayer walk for deputy darren goforth drew hundreds of people yesterday. authorities say they don't yet know a motive for friday's deadly shooting. deputy goforth was pumping gas for his cruiser when prosecutors say he was shot 15 times. they say there's no evidence that the suspect, 30-year-old shannon miles, knew the deputy. the harris county sheriff says he believes goforth may have been targeted because of his uniform. >> i've been in law enforcement 45 years. i don't recall another incident this cold
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blooded and cowardly. >> authorities say casings found at the scene match a gun from the suspect's home. shannon miles is being held without bail on a charge of capital murder. time is 8:43. the parents of the tv news reporter who was shot and killed in virginia last week say they've got a new mission in life. they want to end gun violence. the grieving parents of alison parker say they won't be intimidated by opponents of gun control. parker's father says he's already been in touch with other gun control advocates including mark kelly. the astronaut husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords who was shot in the head during a shooting rampage in 2011. over the weekend an interfaith memorial service was held in roanoke virginia for alison parker and her photographer adam ward featuring images of them at work and at play. among those who spoke at the service, the general manager of their tv station. >> a few hours in to wednesday, a reporter, i think it was one of mine, asked me if i was
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angry. i thought about it for a moment, and i said yes, of course. i was angry at the miscreant. i was angry at the mental health system. i was angry over the easy access to weapons. i was angry about, well, being angry. i try not to be angry at god. >> both adam ward and alison parker will be laid to rest this week. erika was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but it's still doing damage in florida. >> pam cook is back in our studio to show us the area and also a warning for today. >> heavy rains continue to pound central florida and flood watches have now been issued for tampa and orlando in particular and it's going to run through this evening. some parts of florida could get 4 to 8 inches of rain today as we've been reporting. many streets already completely covered in water. the heavy rains today and tonight are expected all the way up in to north carolina and
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parts of central florida, particularly around the tampa area, have been hit with heavy rains for a few weeks now so the concern now is that more rain today will trigger flash flooding and mudslides. >> the erosion, it's unbelievable. i've never seen anything like it. >> all the way down the street was flooded, all the way up the bridge was flooded. all the way up the other side there is flooded. >> in addition to the heavy rains expected for the area, forecasters say there's also a moderate risk of life-threatening rip currents all the way up the east coast of florida and in to north carolina. that storm also affecting travel in the surrounding areas. just to give you an idea, the airport at charleston, south carolina, they have received about 6 inches of rain just today. >> you're kidding. >> no. and that's the airport. so they're still in for a rough time. the ground is saturated now. it has nowhere to go. it's going to run off. >> the
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flooding the likes of what we really haven't seen here. when we talk about flooding, that's one thing. >> nowhere near the streets and what they're seeing. time is 8:46. with five months still to go before the iowa presidential caucuses, there's a new poll out showing voters are leading toward outsider candidates in the presidential race. the des moines register bloomberg poll shows vermont independent senator bernie sanders closing the gap with democrats and beating her in new hampshire. donald trump still leads the republican field in iowa with neurosurgeon ben carson a very close second. neither man has ever held public office before. >> these two guys have blown away the rest of the field. jeb bush i think in this poll is in 8th place. >> incredible. meantime, vice president joe biden received a very warm reception at a surprise appearance.
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it was at a democratic jamboree in his home state of delaware. we still don't know if biden will announce if he's going to run for president before the first democratic debate is held in october. time is 8:47. a story that has a lot of us thinking this morning. a 27-year-old arizona mother could face a child endangerment charge after she left her 2-month-old baby in a shopping cart at the store and drove home. cherish peterson says she simply forgot that she left her son in the shopping cart there in front of the grocery store last week. an off duty police officer spotted the baby. police say it took peterson 40 minutes to come back after she realized what had happened. >> i was pulling in to the garage. my 3-year-old goes, mom, where's baby hexton? his car seat is right behind me so i turned around and looked and realized it wasn't gone. >> peterson and her husband say it was a terrible mistake and say they're grateful to the off
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duty police officer and the first responders who took care of their baby son. at this point prosecutors are now deciding whether or not to move forward with the misdemeanor child endangerment charge. there's a lot of people saying how could you do such a thing? are you kidding me? but also the internet very divided this morning. a lot of people supporting her. standwithcherish is trending. a lot of people saying motherhood, fatherhood is tough. >> i know as parents you get caught up in things, but that's a weird one. >> very divided. time is 8:49. got to check with sal, 880 in oakland. >> it's been a tough one. today has been one of those days where it's a typical monday where everything seems to go wrong on the freeway. southbound 880, northbound 880 still very slow. they've finally opened lineup the lanes on the freeway. they're doing the guard rail work now. they're going to repair this guard rail after a much earlier
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truck accident and environmental spill. the good news is as you can see with our live picture here the lanes are all open. southbound traffic just starting to improve. northbound traffic is going to be very slow still. also looking at the commute here on westbound 24, this is pretty slow for this late morning. it has been slow all the way up to the colliecot. the traffic is very slow here on 580, on 580 through san leandro. on 680 and on 80 from highway 4. that's right, from highway 4 it's slow all the way from richmond and berkeley. if you're expecting someone or if you're going to get out there, bring your patience. 8:50. no patience needed for the weather. pretty quiet here. a little bit of patchy fog. sunny and nice . there's just a lot going on globally. looks like hazy skies. all the fires in the west contributing to that. little breeze kind of helped it out. rain in the north coast
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saturday. was not too bad. about a half inch to almost inch of rain for some on the north coast. this is hurricane fred, eastern most formation of a hurricane in the atlantic tropics ever. usually you get what they call waves coming off of there. for the first time ever right over the cape verde islands. expected to weaken as it moves out in to the atlantic. erika has already done its damage in florida. at least it's moving northward. charleston now with 7 inches of rain today. there's still some rain holding on but mainly on the bayside toward fort meyers. still some but not as bad as it was. we have fog on parts of the san mateo ao. not a lot though. then down toward monterey. 60s for many of the temps. looks like it will be a below average wind. west southwest all over the place. our system that we're waiting on is up to the north. here it comes out of the gulf of alaska. we'll be on the southern edge of it but it's going to usher in a pretty good little cooling trend. look at the moisture
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streaming off hurricane ignacio, driving toward southern california. jimena right there, ignacio. but there were three at one time over the weekend. category 4 hurricanes. that's the first time ever for one basin. the good news is though it looks like they're going to both miss jimena and ignacio, the hawaiian islands. somebody said to me did you say the water temps are 84 degrees? they are, just south of maui and oahu, 29 celsius. they're very warm. category 4 and category 3, that's kilo which was way west. a lot of this moisture will recurve back up as it goes north. the tracks, both of these look to be just north of the island. let's hope that maintains its course. have to keep an eye on the moisture. certainly very active. sunshine, nice to warm. 80s on the temps or 90s. 70s, closer to the water. maybe a few 60s but a lot of 70s and 80s to low
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90s. not much change here over the next few days except a lean toward cooler as we head toward wednesday. then after that it looks like we'll rebound slowly and see temperatures getting back to near average, maybe slightly above as we head toward the weekend. but pretty quiet except for the cooling trend this first week in august coming up. >> that water temperature in the 80s, that's like bath water. >> that's about 5 degrees above normal. i saw a tweet i believe from a gentleman who said he studies the hawaiian islands, the warmest since 1948 i believe is what i saw. it's amazingly warm. time now is 8:53. north america's tallest mountain is about to get a new name. up next, what it's going to be called and the reason for the change.
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welcome back to mornings on 2. president obama heading out this morning on a three-day trip
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to alaska. the president leaving white house this morning. then he boards air force one to go to joint base andrews. the president's trip will pay attention to climate change. the president says climate change has already damaged alaska's stunning scenery. wednesday president obama will become the first sitting president to visit the alaskan arctic. yesterday president obama officially renamed north america's tallest mountain. mount mckinley to its traditional native alaskan name, denali. back in 1917 congress changed the mountain's name to mckinley, named it after the 25th president, william mckinley. the people of alaska continue to call the mountain denali. they've been lobbying for an official name change for years. this morning some members of congress from ohio where president mckinley was from say they're outraged at this name change. six people will spend the next year living in a dome in hawaii to simulate what life would be like on mars.
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the group is working with nasa to see how isolation and confined spaces could affect astronauts. nasa says a trip to mars could take as long as three years. the men and women will be monitored with cameras also wearing body movement trackers. they'll have limited internet access and they'll have to eat things like the astronauts eat. powdered cheese, tuna. they'll also be able to go outside just once a week to conduct experiments but when they go outside in gorgeous hawaii they'll have to be wearing space suits. what a rotten place to put that experiment. [ laughter ] sal driving bay area roads this morning may feel like going to mars. >> just terrible. this is improving bay bridge toll plaza. it's going to be very slow. >> sunny and nice. 60s, 70s, 80s. cooler as we head toward wednesday then warmer as we look ahead to the weekend. >> that's our report for this
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